Preparing for TESS
I had an interesting Twitter exchange with the TESS folks yesterday:
@NASAKepler @ajebson Short (2-minute) cadence: data on the ingress & egress of transiting exoplanets, a better handle on orbital parameters
@NASAKepler @ajebson will also be useful for asteroseismology of some stars. We’re also hoping for discoveries through GI Program
@NASAKepler @ajebson Also applies to the FFI data; we know that there will be interest in looking at a wide range of astrophysical sources
@NASAKepler @ajebson range from white dwarfs to Galactic Nuclei & the physics of the stars themselves will be studied by eclipsing binaries
@NASAKepler @ajebson we expect a large number of proposals from the Community. The FFIs will contain thousands of new transiting exoplanets
So it sounds like there will be a lot of interesting stuff to be learnt from both the shorter cadence and the FFI images (which are on the same cadence as Kepler LC light curves!
More links here:
"Data preparation for asteroseismology with TESS"
"The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite"
TESS light curve simulations
Just a few samples of the short cadence light curves we might see in the TESS data, from their website. And mostly EBs here I presume. And as we all are, looking forward to the real data to add to the wonderful collection of exoplanets discovered by Kepler and more!
Hi, does Planethunters have any time-frame for when light-curves from TESS start to be included? I hope I speak for others when I say that Tess data will be a welcome fresh motivator for participation on Planethunters.
Maybe check the PH blog from time to time for TESS news updates:
Planet Hunters closed the Kepler data, so that we'll work on TESS data I guess. Anyone else know anything about this change? https://blog.planethunters.org/2018/11/26/planet-hunters-a-new-beginning/